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AP Teacher Eligibility Test Syllabus Paper – 1

I. CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND  PEDAGOGY                                          (Marks: 30)
1. DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD
● Development, Growth & Maturation — Concept & Nature
● Principles of development and their education implication
● Factors influencing Development — Biological, Psychological, Sociological,emotional
● Dimensions of Development and their interrelationships — Physical & Motor,
● Cognitive, Emotional, Social, Moral, Language relating to Infancy, early
● Childhood, late Child hood, Adolescence.
● Understanding Development — Piaget, Kohlberg, Chomsky, Carl Rogers, Erikson
● Individual differences — Infra & Inter In dividual differences in the areas of Attitudes, Aptitude, Interest, Habits, Intelligence and their Assessment
● Development of Personality — Concept, Factors effecting development of personality, self concept
● Adjustment, Behavioural problems, Mental Health, Defense mechanism
● Methods and Approaches of Child Development — Introspection, Observation, Interview, Case study, Experimental, Cross sectional and Longitudinal
● Developmental tasks and Hazards

2. UNDERSTANDING LEARNING
● Concept, Nature of Learning — input — process — outcome
● Factors of Learning — Personal and Environmental Approaches to Learning and their applicability—Behaviourism (Skinner, Pavlov, Thorndike), Constructivism (Piaget, Vygotsky), Gestalt(Kohler, Koffka) and Observational (Bandura)
● Dimensions of Learning — Cognitive, Affective and Performance
● Motivation and Sustenance —its role in learning.
● Memory & Forgetting
● Transfer of Learning

3. PEDAGOGICAL CONCERNS
● Teaching and its relationship with learning and learner Learners in Contexts: Situating learner in the socio-political and cultural context – Children from diverse contexts— Children With Special Needs (CWSN), Inclusive Education
● Understanding of pedagogic methods — Enquiry based learning, Project based learning, Survey, Observation and Activity based learning, Cooperative and collaborative learning
● Individual and Group learning: Issues and concerns with respect to organizing learning in class room like Study habits, Self learning and Learning to learn skills
● Organizing learning in heterogeneous class room groups — Socio-economic background, Abilities and Interest
● Paradigms of organizing Learning-Teacher centric, Subject centric and Learner centric Theory of instruction – Bruner
● Teaching as Planned activity — Elements of Planning
● Phases of Teaching — Pre active, Interactive and Post active
● General and Subject related skills, competencies required in teaching and attributes of good facilitator
● Learning resources — Self, Home, School, Community, Technology
● Class room Management: Role of student, teacher, Leadership style of teacher, Creation of nonthreatening learning environment, Managing behaviour problems, Guidance & Counselling, Punishment and its legal implications, Rights of a child, Time Management.
● Distinction between Assessment for Learning & Assessment of Learning, School based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation : Perspective & Practice
● Understanding teaching & learning in the context of NCF, 2005 & Right To Education Act, 2009.

II (a) Language-I Telugu
(content and Methodology)
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III. Language — II English (Content and Methodology)                          (Marks: 30)
                                                                                                              Content (Marks: 24)
(1) Parts of Speech
(2) Tenses
(3) Active voice & Passive voice
(4) Prepositions and Articles
(5) Degrees of comparison
(6) Clauses
(7) Verbs — Main Verbs — Auxiliary Verbs – Presale Verbs
(8) Adverbs — Types of Adverbs
(9) Conjunction — coordinating conjunction — subordinating conjunction.
(10)Direct and Indirect speech
(11) Questions and question tags
(12)Types of sentences — simple, compound and complex — synthesis of sentences
(13)Phrases — uses of phrases.
(14)Composition — letter writing —précis writing
(15)Reading Comprehension
(16)Vocabulary — Antonyms, Synonyms and Spellings.
(17)Correction of Sentences.

Methodology                                                                                                    (Marks: 06)
1. Aspects of English:-
(a) English language — History, nature, importance, principles of English as second language.
(b) Problems of teaching / learning English.

2. Objectives of teaching English.

3. Development of Language skills:-
(a) Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (LSRW).
(b) Communicative skills — Imparting values through Communication.

4. Approaches, Methods, Techniques of teaching English:-
(a) Introduction, definition & types of Approaches, Methods &Techniques of teaching English
(b) Remedial teaching.

5. Teaching learning materials in English.
6. Lesson Planning.
7. Curriculum & Textbooks — Importance and its need.
8. Evaluation in English language.

IV. MATHEMATICS                                                                                           (Marks: 30)
                                                                                                                 CONTENT (Marks: 24)
1. Number system: Natural Numbers, Whole numbers, Integers, Rational numbers place value, comparison, fundamental mathematical operations ; Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Indian Currency, Prime and Composite numbers, Prime factors, Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Greatest Common Divisor (GCD), Square, Square root, Cube, Cube roots of numbers, Pythagorean triplets,

2. Fractions: Concept of fractions, proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed fractions, decimal fractions, comparison, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of fractions and decimal fractions. Use of fractions in daily life. Rational Numbers; definition, four fundamental operations; properties of numbers (N, W, Z and Q), Representation of N,W,Z and Q on number line, Terminating and Non-Terminating Decimals (Recurring and Non – Recurring).

3. Arithmetic: Unitary method, Averages, Ratio & Proportion, Percentages, Profit and Loss, discount, simple interest, compound interest, Direct and Indirect proportion, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Tax (VAT).

4. Geometry: Basic ideas of geometry (2D & 3D shapes), types of angles, construction and measurement of lines and angles, Triangles, types of triangles, Properties of Triangles, Congruence, Criteria of congruencies of triangles (SAS, SSS, ASA, RHS), Quadrilaterals, types of quadrilaterals, construction of triangles and quadrilaterals, Patterns with geometrical shapes, Representing 3D Shapes in 2D Shapes, Euler’s relation, Properties of Parallelogram, Trapezium, Rhombus, Rectangle, Square and Kite, Concept of Circles, Symmetry, Reflection and Rotation, Line of symmetry.

5. Measurements: Length, Area, Weight, Capacity, Time and their Standard Units, Surface Area and volume of a cube and a cuboids, Perimeter and area of triangle, quadrilateral, parallelogram, rectangle, Rhombus, Square and Trapezium. Circumference & Area of a circle, Area of Circular path, Polygons Area of sector in a circle.

6. Data Applications: Introduction to Data, Data Presentation, Preparation of Frequency distribution table, Bar Graph, Pictograph, Histogram, Mean, Median and Mode of ungrouped data, Cumulative Frequency Distribution Table, Frequency Polygon, Frequency Curve and Cumulative Frequency Curves.

7. Algebra: Introduction to Algebra, Basic terminology – Constant, Variable, Expression, Polynomial, Identity and equations, solving linear equation in one variable, Exponents and Powers.

Methodology                                                                                                            (Marks: 06)
1. Meaning, Nature and Definitions of Mathematics
2. Correlation with other school subjects and daily life.
3. Aims, values and instructional objectives of teaching Mathematics, Academic Standards
4. Child Centered and Activity Based Approaches in Teaching Mathematics
5. Methods of Teaching & Remedial measures in Mathematics
6. Instructional Material, TLM and Resource Utilization in Mathematics
7. Curriculum, Text Book & Instructional Planning
8. Evaluation and tools of evaluation and Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation

V. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES                                                                         (Marks:30)
                                                                                                                       CONTENT (Marks: 24)
1. My Family – My Family – Family tree, migration, changing structures of family – nuclear and joint families, festivals.

2. Work & Play – Occupations, Child labor, Games – Local, National and International, Marshal Arts, Effects of games on respiration and breathing, fairs, Circus.

3. Plants and Animals – Plants & animals in our surroundings, Plant & Animal products, parts of a plant, photosynthesis, parts of a flower, pollination, fertilization, fruits, seeds. Wild & cultivated plants, wild & domestic animals their food, arrangement of teeth in animals.

4. Our Food – Different types of food, storage of grains and vegetables, storage of food, Food -animal husbandry, Nutrients of food, deficiency diseases.

5. Shelter – Need, different types of houses, electrical appliances – their use, social life in ants and honey bees, Animals shelter – variation.

6. Air – Importance of air, composition of air, atmospheric pressure, diseases spread through air and their prevention, air pollution – causes, its impact, and measures to prevent, Green House effect.

7. Energy – Renewable, Non-renewable, Future Energy.

8. Water – Importance, water resources, tanks, aquatic flora and fauna, measurement of liquids, Water pollution – causes, impact, measures to prevent, purification of water, drought, floods.

9. Our Body – Health – Cleanliness – External, Internal parts of our body, Bones, Muscles, Sense organs, Digestion, Respiration, Nervous system, Excretory system, Circulatory system, First Aid.

10. Mapping – Direction, Mandal, District, State, India

11. History and culture of India – Evolution of Man, Pre-historic period, Indian culture and Heritage, Civilization, Medieval period culture, Ancient monuments, Religious movements: Jainism, Buddhism, Bhakti movement, Great personalities, Indian freedom movement, Modern India.

12. Our country (India) – Location, Area, Physical features, Climate, Natural resources, Continents and Oceans, Historical places in India, Population.

13. Our State – Culture, State Government, Gram Panchayat, Mandal Parishad, Municipality, Municipal Corporation, Local Emergency services, our state symbols, Livelihood, Civilization – Impact of rivers.

14. Indian constitution – Preamble, Major concepts, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Child Rights

15. Safety & Security – Earth Quakes, Floods, Fire, First Aid, 108, 104 Vehicles

PEDAGOGY                                                                                                                 (Marks: 6)
1. Concept and scope of Environmental Studies (Science & Social Studies)

2. Aims & Objectives of teaching Environmental Studies (Science & Social Studies) Academic Standards of Teaching EVS

3. Relation to Science and Social Studies

4. Curriculum and its transactional process – Teaching Methodology

5. Teaching Learning Material (TLM)

6. Evaluation procedures – CCE.

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